Lizette Salas

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Lizette Salas
— Golfer —
2013 Women's British Open – Lizette Salas (6).jpg
Personal information
Full name Lizette Salas
Born (1989-07-17) July 17, 1989 (age 25)
Azusa, California, U.S.
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)[1]
Nationality  United States
Residence Azusa, California
Career
College University of Southern California[2]
Turned professional 2011[2]
Current tour(s) LPGA Tour (joined 2012)
Symetra Tour (2011)
Professional wins 1
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 1
Best results in LPGA major championships
Kraft Nabisco C'ship T25: 2013
LPGA Championship T25: 2012
U.S. Women's Open T15: 2011
Women's British Open 6th: 2013
The Evian Championship T11: 2013

Lizette Salas (born July 17, 1989) is an American professional golfer currently playing on the LPGA Tour.

Early life and education[edit]

Born and raised in Azusa, California, Salas graduated from Azusa High School in 2007 and went on to play college golf at the University of Southern California, where she graduated in 2011 with a degree in sociology. She was the first member of her immediate family to earn a college degree.[3]

Amateur career[edit]

Salas earned a golf scholarship to the University of Southern California. She had three collegiate wins, was named the 2008 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, was Pac-10 Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010, and Pac-10 All-Conference First Team selection in 2009, 2010, and 2011. She also was an NGCA All-American First Team selection in 2009 and 2011.[2] Lizette is the only USC student-athlete to be recognized as an All-American all four years. In July 2010 she made her first appearance in a professional tournament after qualifying for the U.S. Women's Open. She shot 79-77 at the tournament and missed the cut.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Salas turned professional in June 2011 upon graduating from the University of Southern California. She competed on the Symetra Tour in 2011, competing in seven tournaments and finishing 45th on the Symetra Tour money list.[5] Also in 2011, she made her first appearance at the U.S. Women's Open as a professional and finished T15. Salas participated in the 2011 LPGA Qualifying School in the fall of 2011, finishing 20th and earning full status on the LPGA Tour for 2012. Salas won her first championship on the LPGA Tour at the 2014 Kingsmill Championship winning by a four-stroke margin.

Professional wins (1)[edit]

LPGA Tour (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 May 18, 2014 Kingsmill Championship 67-68-65-71=271 −13 4 strokes Australia Sarah Jane Smith, United States Lexi Thompson,
Taiwan Yani Tseng

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2014.

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Kraft Nabisco Championship DNP DNP T46 T25 CUT
U.S. Women's Open CUT T15 T32 T20 WD
Women's British Open DNP DNP DNP 6 DNP
LPGA Championship DNP DNP T25 CUT T37
The Evian Championship ^ T11 T16

^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
T = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Kraft Nabisco Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2
U.S. Women's Open 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 3
Women's British Open 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1
LPGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2
The Evian Championship 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 7 14 10
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (2011 U.S. Open – 2013 Kraft Nabisco)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

LPGA Tour career summary[edit]

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made*
Wins 2nds 3rds Top 10s Best
finish
Earnings
(US$)
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2010 1 0 0 0 0 0 MC n/a n/a 78.00 n/a
2011 1 1 0 0 0 0 T15 248,6581 n/a 72.50 n/a
2012 18 16 0 0 0 1 T9 242,035 51 71.72 31
2013 24 23 0 1 1 7 2 759,323 15 70.71 12
2014 10 8 1 1 1 3 1 470,615 9 71.44 41
  • Official as of May 25, 2014.[6]

* Includes matchplay and other events without a cut.

1 Earnings prior to 2012 are unofficial because Salas was not an LPGA member.

World ranking[edit]

Position in Women's World Golf Rankings at the end of each calendar year.

Year Ranking
2011 353[7]
2012 89[8]
2013 20[9]

Team appearances[edit]

Professional

Solheim Cup record[edit]

Year Total
matches
Total
W–L–H
Singles
W–L–H
Foursomes
W–L–H
Fourballs
W–L–H
Points
won
Points
%
Career 3 0–1–2 0–0–1 0–1–1 0–0–0 1 33.3%
2013 3 0–1–2 0–0–1 halved w/ S. Pettersen 0–1–1 lost w/ S. Lewis 4&2,
halved w/ B. Lincicome
0–0–0 1 33.3%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lizette Salas LPGA Tour profile". LPGA. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Lizette Salas LPGA Tour biography". LPGA. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Salas' golf trajectory isn't exactly par for the course". Los Angeles Times. March 22, 2013. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ "65th U.S. Women's Open Championship – Round 4 Full Leaderboard". USGA. July 10, 2010. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Symetra Tour Stats". Symetra Tour. Retrieved April 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Lizette Salas Stats". LPGA. Retrieved May 28, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 27, 2011. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 31, 2012. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". December 30, 2013. Retrieved January 14, 2014. 

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